Kids stabbed dead in NYC home: Nanny, knife nearby
NEW YORK (AP) - A woman returned home to her luxury apartment building in New York City to find two of her small children stabbed to death in a bathtub and their nanny, with self-inflicted stab wounds, lying near them, police said.
The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was found near a knife. She was hospitalised in critical condition yesterday and was in police custody, and authorities said she is suspected of killing the children, who were pronounced dead at a hospital.
The couple's apartment building sits in one of the city's most idyllic neighborhoods, a block from Central Park. The neighborhood is home to many affluent families, and seeing children accompanied by nannies is an everyday part of life.
Music therapist Rima Starr, who lives on the same floor as the Krim family, said she heard screams coming from the family's apartment at around 5:30 p.m. "There was some kind of screaming about, 'You slit her throat!'" she said. "It was horrible."